Picture of the LA Amistad School

La Amistad celebrates Grand Opening

After three years of fundraising and construction, we recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the La Amistad School!

More than 200 parents and community members came out to the dedication ceremony. Following a short service at the La Amistad Church and a tour of the school, attendees got together for a big community barbecue!

The school was built thanks to so many generous Generation Rising supporters who invested in the vision of the La Amistad Church over the last three years.

The school started with a dream that Pastor Alfred Klassen had after three youth in the crime-ridden neighbourhood attacked him and nearly left him for dead.

“As I lay bleeding on the floor, I knew in that moment that we needed to build a school so these youth don’t get involved in gang life or in crime,” said Alfred at the dedication ceremony.

Now, the school has enough space to help up to 350 children get off the streets and into a classroom to get a quality, Christ-centered education.

We couldn’t have done it without you – thank you so much!